The 2018 Mt. Rushmore Classic swim meet kicked off today at the Roosevelt Swim Center in Rapid City. The meet is hosted by the Rapid City Racers Swim Team under the auspices of USA Swimming and South Dakota Swimming and is a state and regional qualifier meet. Hundreds of children from seven states are competing this weekend at the swim center, with action running through Sunday. All the swimmers are trying to meet certain time standards in order to qualify for state and regional meets.